Scripture Verse

Give glory to the Lord your God. Jeremiah 13:16

Introduction

Words: Ni­ko­laus De­ci­us, in the Ge­sang Buch (Ros­tock, Ger­ma­ny: 1525) (Al­lein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ro­bert C. Sin­gle­ton in The Ang­li­can Hymn Book, 1868. This trans­la­tion is some­times er­ro­ne­ous­ly cre­dit­ed to Ca­the­rine Wink­worth.

Music: De­cius Ni­ko­laus De­ci­us (1485–1541) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of De­ci­us (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Robert C. Singleton
(1810–1881)

Lyrics

To God on high be thanks and praise
For mercy ceasing never,
Whereby no foe a hand can raise,
Nor harm can reach us ever,
With joy to Him our hearts ascend,
The source of peace that knows no end,
A peace that none can sever.

The honors paid Thy holy name
To hear Thou ever deignest!
Thou God the Father, still the same
Unshaken ever reignest.
Unmeasured stands Thy glorious might;
Thy thoughts, Thy deeds, outstrip the light
Our heav’n Thou, Lord, remainest.